Professional Development Training


How to Improve Memory Strength and Forget Less!

Did You Know? In 1885, Hermann Ebbinghaus hypothesised that in humans, the ability to remember new skills or knowledge deteriorates over time.  In fact, he created a formula which predicts this deterioration with a modern version of that formula as R = e-T/S, where R = memory retention, S = relative strength of memory, T […]

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How to Improve Memory Strength and Forget Less!


Leadership Development with a Distributed Global Workforce. A Client Case Study

For more than 10 years, Seequent has been leading the world in the visualisation of complex data to make meaningful differences to people, companies and the environment. The program was designed to develop the leadership and communication skills of 70 leaders and provide them with an opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers and to improve knowledge sharing.

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Leadership Development with a Distributed Global Workforce. A Client Case Study


Do All Adults Learn the Same Way? Absolutely Not and Here is Proof Why!

PD Training (PDT) has been training adults for the past 10 years, so we have quite a bit of experience in assessing the actual knowledge transfer that occurs when participants attend our public or inhouse professional development training sessions. In fact, we make it a point to ask that question as part of the feedback […]

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Do All Adults Learn the Same Way? Absolutely Not and Here is Proof Why!


Is Staff Retention Important for Your Organisation in 2020?

HR departments in Australia are facing hefty costs with regards to onboarding new staff, existing staff transitioning to new roles and staff leaving the organisation full stop. Costs related to employees who transition to another role or new staff onboarding are real, so making sure the employee who is transitioning, or the new staffer being […]

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Is Staff Retention Important for Your Organisation in 2020?


Automated Training Needs Analysis (TNA) – Sound Too Good to Be True?

PD Training (PDT) strives to stay at the cutting edge of adult education, knowledge transfer and L&D tools, and we know how painful and time consuming it can be to create individual training needs analysis for staff. We have worked with L&D and HR professionals for the past 9 years in helping them to define […]

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Automated Training Needs Analysis (TNA) – Sound Too Good to Be True?


Best PD Trainers in the World? Research Says Maybe…

PD Training, in association with REACH Consulting Services and the OrgDev institute, undertook a study of over 4600+ participants and 39 trainers, across 46 different training courses, to determine if a Trainer’s REACH Quotient Score (RQ) has an impact on feedback scoring by learners. You can read the actual results below and the answer is […]

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Best PD Trainers in the World? Research Says Maybe…


8-Years to Take Our Customer Experience from “Really Good” to “Truly Outstanding”

Many entrepreneurs would agree that behind every “overnight success”, there is a 10-year, behind-the-scenes story of dedication, reinvestment and hard work; this story is no exception. Corporate Training provider, Professional Development Training Pty Ltd  (PDT), was founded in Brisbane in 2009 by Paul Findlay and Karen Winfield, and over the following 10 years the business […]

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8-Years to Take Our Customer Experience from “Really Good” to “Truly Outstanding”


How the REACH Ecosystem and PD Training Australia Delivers Organisational Development and Saves You Money!

If you are an HR manager or director in Australia, and are considering implementing a professional development and/or cultural improvement program in your workplace, you’re probably concerned that the research, paperwork and countless employee interviews will require a lot of valuable time for both yourself, your team and the entire staff. Not to mention the […]

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How the REACH Ecosystem and PD Training Australia Delivers Organisational Development and Saves You Money!


PPA – Resilience and You

The Productive People Advantage Program is PD Training’s newest addition to the already extensive catalogue of industry leading professional development training courses. The PPA difference is in its development process. In conjunction with our industry partners, the OrgDev Institute and the LDP Consulting Group, we drastically changed how the course was written and what we […]

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PPA – Resilience and You


What is the Productive People Advantage?

PD Training’s new signature series program – Productive People Advantage, is the most innovative professional development course PDT has ever assembled. We have brought together our best activity-based learning, incorporated industry leading practical workplace tools and leveraged our unique partnership with the LDP psychometric profiling tool. With this new program we are striving to equip participants […]

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What is the Productive People Advantage?


Productive People Advantage Summary

In collaboration with our clients, trainers, participants across the globe and our research & development partners (The OrgDev Institute and Leading Dimensions Consulting), PD Training has developed Productive People Advantage (PPA), designed for the needs of today to prepare your people and organisation to have a sustainable advantage tomorrow. PD Training’s new signature series program […]

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Productive People Advantage Summary


Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia

According to a study at Harvard, 80% negotiators adopt an erroneous strategy in negotiation.[i] They size up the other party at the negotiation table and create their strategy from there. Only 20% of negotiators use an assertive approach where they have a clear idea of their goals and how much they are willing to compromise.[i] […]

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Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia